Thomas Lawrence1

#5501

Relationships1st cousin 8 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
14th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
Grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Robert Lawrence Descendants
FatherHenry Lawrence d. b 27 Sep 1739
MotherElizabeth Edey d. a 27 Sep 1739

Narrative

     On "the 15 day of this instant mo being the first mo of the year 1702" (15 April 1702) the marriage of Thomas Page and Isabell Lawrence was witnessed by brothers Michall Lawrence and Thomas Lawrence (brothers of Isabell), Elizabeth Lawrence (probably Isabell's mother), Joane Lawrence (wife of Robert Lawrence, and Mary Lawrence (wife of John Lawrence).2 Isabell was the daughter of Henry Lawrence, brother to the aforementioned Robert and John, and Elizabeth Edey.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 312.

Thomas Page Jr.

#5503, b. circa 1633, d. 20 February 1719

Major Life Events

     Thomas Page Jr. was born circa 1633 in Middlesex, England.1 Thomas married first Alice Hearn circa 1660.2 Thomas died on 20 February 1719.3

Children of Thomas and Alice Hearn

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Rebecca Page, ID: I426).
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Page Family Tree (Thomas Page, ID: I03078).

Alice Hearn

#5505, b. circa 1642

Major Life Events

     Alice Hearn was born circa 1642 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 She married Thomas Page Jr. circa 1660.2

Children of Alice and Thomas Page Jr.

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Page Family Tree (Thomas Page, ID: I03080).
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Page Family Tree (Thomas Page, ID: I03078).

Elizabeth Page

#5506, b. 30 April 1706

Relationships2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
15th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
Great-granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Isabella Lawrence, married Thomas Page
FatherThomas Page b. 2 Nov 1680
MotherIsabella Lawrence b. c 1669

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Page was born on 30 April 1706.1

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.

Henry Page

#5507, b. 9 February 1708

Relationships2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
15th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
Great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Isabella Lawrence, married Thomas Page
FatherThomas Page b. 2 Nov 1680
MotherIsabella Lawrence b. c 1669

Major Life Events

     Henry Page was born on 9 February 1708.1

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.

James Lawrence1

#5508

Relationships1st cousin 8 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
14th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
Grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Robert Lawrence Descendants
Descendants of James Lawrence
FatherGeorge Lawrence b. s 1642

Child of James

Narrative

     James Lawrence owned 100 acres not far from George Lawrence in Nansemond County in the 1704 Rent Rolls.2

     He had a son, George, as indicated by a deed from George to his kinsman John Lawrence. See George Lawrence, son of James Lawrence, for that deed.

     A Jame Lawrence was witness to the marriage of "John Page of Ilofwhite county and ffelicia Hall daughter of moses Hall of nansemd County Deseaced," no date given.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S197] The Virginia Historical Society The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume XXIX, December 31, 1921, page 407.
  3. [S1023] Joseph D. Lawrence Jr., "Lawrence Family of Virginia", page 489.2.

Joane (Jane) Sanders

#5509, b. 16 January 1641

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Robert Lawrence Descendants

     According to conflicting evidence, she married Henry Gay [I] circa 1668 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2,3

Major Life Events

     Joane (Jane) Sanders was born on 16 January 1641 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 She married second Robert Lawrence Jr., son of Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Adkinson, after 1688.2,4 Joane (Jane) Sanders married first Henry Gay [I], son of Robert Gay, circa 1660 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.5

Children of Joane and Henry Gay [I]

Family of Joane and Robert Lawrence Jr.

Narrative

     The given name of Robert's wife appears at various times as Jane or Joane. This is believed to be the second wife and widow of Henry Gay.

     Although no previous writer appears to have made any reliable conjecture concerning the maiden name of Joane Lawrence, Johnston in his manuscript The Lawrence Family indicates that the following two records seem to give the answer. On March 8, 1644/5, Mr. Hugh Sanders patented 400 acres in the Upper Parish of Nansemond County adjoining William Denson for the importation of himself, Sarah Norville, Elizabeth Sanders, John Roberts, Mary Sanders, Joane Rogers, Henry Sanders, and Ann Sanders. On January 2, 1704/5, Robert Larrance, Sr. and wife Jane Larrance, Jeremiah and Ann Exum, Henry Sanders, and Richard Taylor of Virginia, gave power of attorney to Richard Exum and Robert Larrance, Jr., of Isle of Wight County, to sell to Colonel Thomas Pollock of North Carolina a tract of 300 acres called "Black Rock" west of the Chowan River adjoining John Blount and John Lawrence's old patent line, witnessed by David Henderson and Nathaniel Chevin.1

     The above would suggest that Joane's maiden name was Rogers. However, Johnston in the narrative in his manuscript goes on to call her Joane Sanders. It appears most researchers indicate that her maiden name was sanders.

     Joone [sic] Lawrence and Robt Laurence Senior witnessed the wedding of John Mory and Elizabeth Hichins "this fifteenth day of the Second month in the yeare 16886" (15 April 1686.)6 A Jone [sic] Laurence witnessed the wedding of Robard Jordan and Christian Oudeland on "the ninth day of ye twelft month in ye yeare 1687" (9 February 1687/88.)7 A Johe [sic] Laurence witnessed the wedding of John Jordon and Margaret Burgh on "ye ninth day of ye twelfe month in ye year 1688" (9 February 1688/89.)8 The latter might be John Lawrence, brother of Robert Lawrence (Joan's husband) but I believe it refers to Joan as the name is listed among other women names.

     On 'the 14 day of the 10 mo 1699" (14 December 1699) Mary Lawrence, Joane Lawrence, and Elizabeth Lawrence" witnessed the marriage of Jacob Rickesis and Mary M. Exum.9 Mary is probably the wife of John Lawrence, brother of Robert Lawrence who is the husband of Joane Lawrence. Elizabeth is probably the wife of Henry Lawrence, bother to John and Robert.

     On "this 11 day of the 11 mo in the year 1699" (11 January 1699/1700) Joana Lawrence and Robt Lawrence Juner witnessed the wedding of Thomas Gay (son of Joana Lawrence) and Rebecca Page.6

     On "this 14 day of the 2 mo in yeare 1700" (14 May 1700) Mary Lawrence widdow and Joane Lawrence witnessed the wedding of Wm Powell and Mary Page.10

     On "the 15 day of this instant mo being the first mo of the year 1702" (15 April 1702) the marriage of Thomas Page and Isabell Lawrence was witnessed by brothers Michall Lawrence and Thomas Lawrence (brothers of Isabell), Elizabeth Lawrence (probably Isabell's mother), Joane Lawrence (wife of Robert Lawrence) and Mary Lawrence (wife of John Lawrence.)11 Isabell was the daughter of Henry Lawrence, brother to the aforementioned Robert and John, and Elizabeth Edey.

     On "the 16 day of the 3: mo In the year 1703" (16 June 1703) Joan Lawrence witnessed the marriage of Abraham Rickesis and Mary Bellson.6

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S311] Henry Gay Descendants, online URL http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/ehendric/…
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Henry Gay, ID: I433).
  4. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and _____ Gay, relic of Henry Gay, page 29.
  5. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Moore-Swan-George (Henry I (ATP) Gay, ID: I650320505).
  6. [S1598] Copy of the Minute Book of the Lower Virginia Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends, Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties 1673-1756.
  7. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 227.
  8. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 226.
  9. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 310.
  10. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 311.
  11. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 312.

Robert Lawrence [III]

#5510, b. circa 1662, d. 1729

Relationships6th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
14th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
Grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants (#1)
Roger FitzReinfield Descendants (#2)
Direct Descent from the immigrant Robert Lawrence to Researcher
Robert Lawrence Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherRobert Lawrence Jr. b. c 1639, d. b 23 Jan 1720/21
MotherUnknown ?

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence [III] was born circa 1662 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 He married his cousin Sarah Exum, daughter of Jeremiah Exum and Ann Lawrence, say 1701 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 Robert died in 1729.4

Children of Robert and Sarah Exum

Narrative

     On 28 September 1719, Robert and Sarah Lawrence, Barnaby and Mary Mackinne, Elizabeth Exum, William and Jane Outland, William and Mourning Scott, Christian Norsworthy, and Catherine Scott, heirs of their brother Richard Exum of Nansemond County, deceased, sold to George Norsworthy of Isle of Wight County, 200 acres at the head of Indian Creek on Western Branch in Nansemond County adjoining Mr. Jeremiah Exum and Henry Gay, witnessed by John Dunkley and John Watts.5

Citations

  1. [S311] Henry Gay Descendants, online URL http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/ehendric/…
  2. [S317] Letter, Lynn Kirk Rose to Paul E. Lawrence.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Sarah Exum, daughter of Jeremiah Exum, page 29.
  4. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Robert Lawrence - Sarah Exum Family Group Sheet).
  5. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.

Sarah Exum

#5511, b. circa 1688, d. before 3 February 1726/27

Relationships6th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
15th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
Great-granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants (#1)
Roger FitzReinfield Descendants (#2)
Direct Descent from the immigrant Robert Lawrence to Researcher
Robert Lawrence Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherJeremiah Exum b. c 1650, d. b 28 Mar 1720
MotherAnn Lawrence b. s 1660, d. b 27 Mar 1727

Major Life Events

     Sarah Exum was born circa 1688 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 She married her cousin Robert Lawrence [III], son of Robert Lawrence Jr. and Unknown ?, say 1701 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 Sarah died before 3 February 1726/27 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4

Children of Sarah and Robert Lawrence [III]

Narrative

     Deceased daughter Sarah is mentioned in the will of Ann Exum, Sarah's mother, dated 3 February 1726/27. That will also mentions grandson Jeremiah Lawrence.

Citations

  1. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  2. [S317] Letter, Lynn Kirk Rose to Paul E. Lawrence.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Sarah Exum, daughter of Jeremiah Exum, page 29.
  4. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 95, will of Ann Exum.

Jeremiah Exum

#5512, b. circa 1650, d. before 28 March 1720

Relationship7th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Robert Lawrence Descendants
FatherRichard Exum d. b 28 Oct 1668
MotherUnknown ?

Major Life Events

     Jeremiah Exum was born circa 1650 in Virginia.1 He married Ann Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence and Mary Power, circa 1675.2 Jeremiah died before 28 March 1720.3

Children of Jeremiah and Ann Lawrence

Narrative

     Jeremiah was also known as [Judge] Jeremiah Exum.

     Jeremiah was one of the Justices of the County Court of Isle of Wight in 1693-944.

     The following is from Historical Southern Families by John Bennett Boddie:5

     Jeremiah appears to have settled in Isle of Wight County prior to 17 February 1675, for on that date he appears with Col. Thomas Godwin as sureties on the bond of Elizabeth Webb, executrix of James Webb's, deceased. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Godwin. On 10 March 1678, Jeremiah was one of the appraisers of the estate of Nathaniel Powell.

     15 April 1686, he witnessed the will of Michael McKinnie. On 23 October 1689, Jeremiah and Robert Lawrence and others presented an account of the estate of Thomas Cullen. George Green, husband of Jeremiah's daughter Anne, made Jeremiah and his son Richard Exum, executors of his will on 8 October 1705.

     Jeremiah and his wife Ann, of Isle of Wight County, sold 138 acres at the mouth of Mattacomack Creek bounded on the South East side by land of Nicholas Crisp and on the North West by land of Nathl. Chevin, on 6 January 1707/08 (conveyed by their attorney thomas Luton of North Carolina).

     The fact that Jeremiah married a daughter of John Lawrence is supported by a deed made by Richard Exum and Robert Lawrence under the power of attorney from Robert Lawrence Sr. and Jane, his wife, Jeremiah Exum and wife, Ann, Henry Sanders and Richard Taylor to give them authority as their agent to sell "Black Rock" containing 300 acres formerly possessed by John Lawrence Sr. Robert Lawrence Jr. and Richard Exum, under the power of attorney, conveyed this land to Col. Thomas Pollack. John Thomas of Nansemond County, in right of Mary his wife, daughter of John Lawrence, made a separate deed of his wife's share of the property given by his (John Lawrence) will dated 22 January 1696, to his daughter Elizabeth Lawrence who dying unmarried gave said property to her sister Priscilla. This is somewhat confusing and unresolved. How to Mary obtain rights to property Ellizabeth gave to her sister Priscilla?

     Jeremiah made a will on 3 September 1712. Will of Jeremiah Exum:
In the name of the Father, Son & Holy Ghost, one God, world Without end, Amen:

I, Jeremiah Exum of ye Isle of Wight County, being in good and perfect mind and memory, thanks be Almighty God, & calling to remembrance ye uncertain state of this life, do make, ordain & declare this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following, first: being penitent and sorry for my sins past, humbly desiring forgiveness of the same, I give and commit my soul unto Almighty God, who gave it and my body to be buried in decent manner according to ye discretion of my Ececutx hereafter named, as for my temporal estate and such good and chattels it has pleased God to bestow upon me, I do order, give and dispose of in manner and form following,

First: I will that all such debts as I owe to any pson, whatsoever be well and truly payd within convenient time After my decease.

Item: I give to my daughter, Elizabeth, one negro girle called Patty, one feather bed, rug, blanket and sheets.

Item: I give to my daughter, Mounring, one negro boy, called Harry, one feather bed rug, blankett and sheets.

Item: I give to my daughter Christian, one negro girle, called Doll, one feather bed, rug, blankett and sheets.

Item: I give to my sd daughter Christian all of that pcell of land which I formerly bought of James Collins.

Item: I give to my Grandaughter Catherine Scott, one negro boy called Skipper.

Item: I give to my cousin, Jane Exum, one cow and calf.

Item: I give to my loving wife, the plantation whereon I now live during her naturall life & after her decease to be equally divided between my two daughters, Elizabeth and Mourning. I likewise give to my wife, one negro woman , called Bess, one negro girle called Sarah, one negro boy, called Jo, all ye ss three negroes to be at her own proper disposal. I likewise give all ye rest of my negroes, which I have not already disposed of, to my wife, during her naturall life, and all other my psonall estate, but it is my will that after my wives decease all those negroes which I have given her during her life, may be divided among my daughters, Sarah, Mary, Eliza, Jane, Mourning and Christian, it being ye full part of my estate which I give to my three daughters, (viz) Sarah, Mary and Jane, I having already given them their part, and lastly I do nominate, ordain and appoint my loving wife to be my whole and sole executx of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I hereunto sett my hand and fix my seal this third day of September one thousand seven hundred and twelve.

          Jeremiah Exum (SEAL)

Signed and sealed in the psents of John Gibbs, Thos. Godwin and Mary Godwin.


     His will was recorded on 28 March 1720.

     
At a court held for Isle of Wight County, the 28th day of March, 1720, the last will Jerh Exum was proved by the Ex who made the solem affirmation & proved by the oaths of Thos. Godwin & Jno. Gibbs, witnesses & ordered to be recd.

     Test H. Lightfoot C.Cur.

A copy,
     
     Teste: ? ? Johnson Clerk.

Citations

  1. [S2839] Trev Sherrod, "Exum Family Information," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 22 March 2007.
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 80, will of Jeremiah Exum.
  4. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, volume I, page 182.
  5. [S1573] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 322, 323.

Ann Lawrence

#5513, b. say 1660, d. before 27 March 1727

Relationships7th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
14th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
Granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Robert Lawrence Descendants
FatherJohn Lawrence b. c 1641, d. a 2 Jan 1696/97
MotherMary Power b. c 1648, d. a 1700

Major Life Events

     Ann Lawrence was born say 1660 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Jeremiah Exum, son of Richard Exum and Unknown ?, circa 1675.3 Ann died before 27 March 1727 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4

Children of Ann and Jeremiah Exum

Narrative

     Ann made her will on 3 February 1726/27 and it was recorded in Isle of Wight Co. on 27 March 1727. In her will she mentions daughter Elizabeth, grandaughter Katoren Godwin, grandson Jeremiah Lawrence, grandson Exum Scott, grandaughter Ann Murfry, grandson Richard Exum Outland, daughter Mary Mackquinny, daughter Jane Outland, daughter Mourning Scott and her children, daughter Christian Norsworthy, my deceased daughter Sarah's children. Ex. son-in-law William Scott. Witnessed by Thomas Sikes, James Denson, and Henry Sanders.

     Ann made a will on 3 February 1726/27 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. In her will she mentions daughter Elizabeth, grandaughter Katoren Godwin, grandson Jeremiah Lawrence, grandson Exum Scott, grandaughter Ann Murfry, grandson Richard Exum Outland, daughter Mary Mackquinny, daughter Jane Outland, daughter Mourning Scott and her children, daughter Christian Norsworthy, my deceased daughter Sarah's children. Ex. son-in-law William Scott. Witnessed by Thomas Sikes, James Denson, and Henry Sanders.

     Her will was recorded on 27 March 1727 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S388] Descendants of Robert Lawrence Sr., online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/lawren.htm
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, John Lawrence ca 1641 - ca 1696 & Mary ca 1648 - aft 1700 of Nansemond County, Virginia.
  3. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  4. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 95, will of Ann Exum.

Samuel Lawrence

#5514, b. circa 1700, d. before 25 October 1763

Relationships5th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
15th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
Great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27

Major Life Events

     Samuel Lawrence was born circa 1700 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Mary Darden, daughter of Jacob Darden.4 Samuel died before 25 October 1763.1

Child of Samuel and Mary Darden

Narrative

     Samuel Lawrence was called brother-in-law and executor in the will of Jacob Darden on 25 March 1739/40, and was asked to care for Charles Darden and certain land in Nansemond County during Charles' minority, witnessed by George Lawrence and John Marshall. On 7 March 1752/3, Samuel Lawrence's land in Upper Parish of Nansemond County was processioned by Robert Lawrence and Thomas Pinner in the presence of John Lawrence and himself. He may have died without heirs as his land belonged to John Lawrence on 25 October 1763.1 However, it appears he did have at least one son, James, who probably moved to Kentucky and settled there before his father's death.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  3. [S386] Descendancy Chart of Thomas/Richard Exum of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/exum.htm
  4. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.

Ann Lawrence

#5515, d. 12 January 1786

Relationships5th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
15th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
Great-granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27

Major Life Events

     Ann Lawrence was born in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 She married first Eley Eley, son of Robert Eley [III] and Martha Daughtrey, in 1735 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 She married second William Joyner Jr., son of William Joyner [Sr,] and Elinor Smelly, circa 1750 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4,1 Ann died on 12 January 1786 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.5

Children of Ann and Eley Eley

Family of Ann and William Joyner Jr.

Citations

  1. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  2. [S2980] WorldConnect, RootsWeb, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, Copeland, Harris, Lawrence, Neville, Pittman, Turner, Wheller (Eli Eley, ID:I79404).
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Eley, Eley and Ann Lawrence, sister of Jeremiah Lawrence, page 17.
  4. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  5. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Robert Lawrence - Sarah Exum Family Group Sheet).
  6. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, John Eley, AFN:JD8C-1X.
  7. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Brewer Griffin Families (Eley Eley, ID:I342).

Elizabeth Lawrence

#5516, b. circa 1723

Relationships5th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
15th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
Great-granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Lawrence was born circa 1723.1 She married Jacob Darden [II], son of Jacob Darden and Catherine ?, circa 1739 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3

Children of Elizabeth and Jacob Darden [II]

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ancestry of Lewis Edward Story (Elizabeth Lawrence, ID:I1566).
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Darden, Jacob and ______ Lawrence (sister of Samuel Lawrence), page 13.

Robert Lawrence [IV]

#5517, b. say 1702, d. before 28 January 1744/45

Relationships5th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
15th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
Great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Direct Descent from the immigrant Robert Lawrence to Researcher
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence [IV] was born say 1702 in Nansemond Co., Virginia.1 He married Anne Council, daughter of Hardy Council and Susannah Fulgham, say 1719.2,3,4 Robert died before 28 January 1744/45 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,5

Children of Robert and Anne Council

Narrative

     Robert owned land adjoining that bequeathed in the will of John Barnes on 27 March 1736.6

     Robert made a will on 1 November 1743 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.

     Robert's will:
(1) son Hardy, half of home plantation, horse, bridle, saddle, gun, sword, 2 sows with pigs, and a set of iron wedges;
(2) son Robert, half the home plantation, mare, cow and calf;
(3) son George, £6 when he comes of age, cow and calf, 2 leather chairs, and black walnut table;
(4) son Charles, £ when he comes of age, 4 leather chairs, and a small cedar table;
(5) daughter Sarah, feather bed, bolster, sheet, blanket, bedstead, 2 pewter dishes, and 6 pewter spoons;
(6) daughter Priscilla, feather bed, 2 pewter basis, 6 pewter spoons, iron pot;
(7) wife and executrix Ann, rest of the estate, the use of half the plantation in her lifetime;
(8) brother John Lawrence to look after George's estate;
(9) Charles Lawrence left in the care of his grandfather Hardy Council. Witnesses, William Lawrence, John Lawrence, and Hardy Councill.


     His will was probated on 28 January 1744/45.

Citations

  1. [S386] Descendancy Chart of Thomas/Richard Exum of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/exum.htm
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S275] Dixie Hammonds, Southern Relatives, page 16.
  4. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Anne Council, daughter of Hardy Council, page 29.
  5. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 148, will of Robert Lawrence.
  6. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 128, will of John Barnes.

Jeremiah Lawrence

#5519, d. before 2 December 1755

Relationships5th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
15th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
Great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27

Major Life Events

     Jeremiah Lawrence was born in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2 Jeremiah died unmarried before 2 December 1755 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3

Narrative

     Jeremiah made a will on 30 November 1755. Jeremiah's will: leg. to George and Charles, the sons of my brother Robert Lawrence, land in Southampton County; to Sarah Lawrence, if she pays a bequest to her brothers, Hardy, Robert, George and Charles Lawrence; to Charles, the son of Jacob Darden; to brother Samuel; to sister Ann Joiner and her husband, William Joiner and her children; brother John; to Samuel, the son of brother John Lawrence. Ex. brother John Lawrence. Witnessed Joshiah Jordan, Joseph Scott, and Joseph Meredith.

     His will was recorded on 2 December 1756.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  3. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 183, will of Jeremiah Lawrence.

William Joyner Jr.

#5520, d. after 31 December 1776

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherWilliam Joyner [Sr,]
MotherElinor Smelly

Major Life Events

     William Joyner Jr. was born in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 He married Ann Eley, daughter of Robert Lawrence [III] and Sarah Exum, circa 1750 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 William died after 31 December 1776 in Southampton Co., Virginia.1

Family of William and Ann Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S387] Descendancy Chart of Thomas Joyner of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/joyner.htm
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  3. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.

Jacob Darden [II]

#5521, b. circa 1731

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherJacob Darden b. c 1710
MotherCatherine ? b. c 1710

Major Life Events

     Jacob Darden [II] was born circa 1731.1 He married Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence [III] and Sarah Exum, circa 1739 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3

Children of Jacob and Elizabeth Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ancestry of Lewis Edward Story (Elizabeth Lawrence, ID:I1566).
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Darden, Jacob and ______ Lawrence (sister of Samuel Lawrence), page 13.

Anne Council

#5522, d. after 19 April 1756

Relationship5th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Direct Descent from the immigrant Robert Lawrence to Researcher
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
FatherHardy Council b. 1678, d. b 7 Mar 1750
MotherSusannah Fulgham b. 1684, d. b 6 Oct 1757

Major Life Events

     Anne Council married Robert Lawrence [IV], son of Robert Lawrence [III] and Sarah Exum, say 1719.1,2,3 Anne died after 19 April 1756.4

Children of Anne and Robert Lawrence [IV]

Narrative

     Ann Lawrence was called daughter and Sarah granddaughter in the will of Susannah Council on 19 April 1756. On 7 March 1752/3, the land of Ann Lawrence in Nansemond County was processioned by Robert Lawrence and Thomas Pinner in the presence of John Lawrence and Samuel Lawrence.5

     Anne was still living when her mother, Susannah, made her will dated 19 April 1756.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S275] Dixie Hammonds, Southern Relatives, page 16.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Anne Council, daughter of Hardy Council, page 29.
  4. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 185, will of Susannah Council.
  5. [S198] Wilmer L. Hall, The Vestry Book of the Upper Parish Nansemond County, Virginia, page 79.

Hardy Council

#5523, b. 1678, d. before 7 March 1750

Relationship6th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Hardy Council was born in 1678 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 He married Susannah Fulgham in 1705.2,3 Hardy died before 7 March 1750 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4

Children of Hardy and Susannah Fulgham

Narrative

     Hardy Council was appointed Churchwarden in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight County circa 1737.5

     Hardy made a will on 22 February 1748/49 in Newport Parish, Virginia. Hardy Council's will names his wife Susannah, daughters Mary, Ann, Martha, Lucy, Susannah, and Christian; and sons Hardy, Charles, Michael, and Joshua. Wife Susannah and son Charles Council were named as executors. The will was witnessed by Jacob Dickinson, Robert Johnson, and Hardy Lawrence.

     His will was recorded on 7 March 1750 in Newport Parish, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S385] Descendancy Chart of Hodges Council Sr. of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/councl.htm
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S433] D. M. Rose Jr., copied 5 March 2000.
  4. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 166, will of Hardy Council.
  5. [S199] William Lindsay Hopkins, Suffolk Parish & Newport Parish Vestry Books, page 92.

Susannah Fulgham

#5524, b. 1684, d. before 6 October 1757

Relationship6th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Susannah Fulgham was born in 1684 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 She married Hardy Council in 1705.2,1 Susannah died before 6 October 1757 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3

Children of Susannah and Hardy Council

Narrative

     Susannah made a will on 19 April 1756. In the will she names daughters Susannah, Christian Daughtery, Mary Brantley, Martha Fowler, Lucy Johnson, and Ann Lawence; sons Charles, Michael, Hardy, and Joshua; grandson Willis Council; and grandaughters Selah Council and Sarah Lawrence. Sons Charles and Joshua were named executors. The will was witnessed by William Murphree and Robert Johnson.

     Her will was recorded on 6 October 1757.

Citations

  1. [S433] D. M. Rose Jr., copied 5 March 2000.
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 185, will of Susannah Council.

Hardy Lawrence

#5525, b. say 1720, d. before 2 October 1788

Relationships4th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
16th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
2nd great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants (#1)
Roger FitzReinfield Descendants (#2)
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III
Descendants of Jane Lawrence, married Henry Gay II
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756

Major Life Events

     Hardy Lawrence was born say 1720 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. He married first Amy Lloyd on 1 July 1762 in Southampton Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married second Martha Gay, daughter of Joshua Gay and Sarah Babb.4,1 Hardy married third Patty ? before 1788.1 Hardy died before 2 October 1788 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4,5

Family of Hardy and Amy Lloyd

Children of Hardy and Martha Gay

Family of Hardy and Patty ?

Narrative

     Hardy was bequeth land in his father will in 1744 and therefore must have been of legal age at that time. His birth date is estimated to be 1720.

     Hardy Lawrence lived in Newport Parish of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. On 22 February 1748/9, Hardy Lawrence, Jacob Dickinson, and Robert Johnson witnessed the will of Hardy Council. By 5 June 1777, Hardy Lawrence had resigned as an Ensign in Captain Mill's Lawrence Company.

     Hardy made a will on 12 May 1788 in Newport Parish, Virginia. Hardy's will:

(1) son and executor Robert, half of 200 acre home plantation, reversional interest in the rest, feather bed, 2 slaves, all corn from crib that his family needs for this year; (2) wife and executrix Patsy, use of half the home plantation, 5 slaves, gift of mare, bridle, saddle, and residue of estate not bequeathed; (3) daughter Polly Pope, 2 slaves, feather bed and furnishings; (4) son Ishmael, 100 acres adjoining Jesse Lankford, 50 acres in Southampton County, 2 slaves, and half the grist mill in Southampton County; (5) son Hardy, rest of the land in Southampton County, half the grist mill, (all children to grind corn there toll-free if they will help keep the mill in repair); (6) daughter Permelia Lawrence, 2 slaves, use of the still (the other children may use it at will, also). Witnessed: Mills Lawrence, George Lawrence, and John Lawrence.

     His will was probated on 2 October 1788.

Citations

  1. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.
  2. [S1080] Genealogical Society of Utah, Southampton Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1751-1853.
  3. [S4726] Catherine L. Knorb, Southampton Co., VA Marriages 1750-1810, page 70.
  4. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  5. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 274, will of Hardy Lawrence.